Horse Health Matters®

Fitness And Conditioning

Equine Energy, Thermo Regulation, and Electrolyte Balance

EquiMed Staff

Equine Energy, Thermo Regulation, and Electrolyte Balance

by EquiMed Staff

February 12, 2014 09:56

Read to learn how energy production, heat and thermo regulation, fluid and electrolyte balance are inter-related in horse conditioning and why a proper balance …

General Care

Tips for Making Winter Riding Safer

Miriam Rieck

Tips for Making Winter Riding Safer

by Miriam Rieck

April 22, 2017 14:41

Riding your horse during the winter gives you both a chance to keep fit and enjoy the beauty of a winter landscape. This article offers tips to help you keep …

Equine Juvenile Arthritis - Causes and Treatments

by Flossie Sellers

May 2, 2017 14:07

Even young horses can suffer from arthritis. How does a young horse get arthritis? Can it be avoided? How is it treated? If your young horse is stiff or lame, …

Horse Conformation as a Whole: Can He Do the Job …

by Heather Smith Thomas

May 3, 2017 10:46

This series of five articles on equine conformation will be of great help when selecting a horse for the job you want done. A horse with well-balanced …

Tip of the Day

Avoid injury when transporting horses by using a protective skull cap and shipping boots.

Nutrition

How Well Do You Know Your Hay …

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

How Well Do You Know Your Hay …

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 16:32

Hay analysis gives you the starting point from which to evaluate and balance your horse's diet, and if you purchase at least two or more months' worth of hay at …

Reproductive Care

Preparing Your Mare for Parturition

EquiMed Staff

Preparing Your Mare for Parturition

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 12:53

Participating in the parturition of your foal can be both exciting and nerve-racking. Being fully prepared both physically and mentally can help both you and …

Reproductive Care

Basic Techniques of Handling Stallions

EquiMed Staff

Basic Techniques of Handling Stallions

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 13:43

Size and strength of the stallion handler is not important. What is important is a basic understanding of stallion behavior, and an ability to replace natural …

Imprinting and Training Young Foals – Do it Right

by Heather Smith Thomas

October 15, 2018 14:19

The first contacts a newborn foal has with humans is critical in setting the stage for future training …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

EPM

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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The horse learns not to be particular if the rider is not particular.

Ray Hunt

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